History Main / CharacterFilibuster

9th Dec '17 1:02:31 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Dae of DomainTnemrot can [[http://www.tnemrot.com/?p=59 do inner monologues and has a hatred for the rich]] after living a life of extreme poverty. It's only a matter of time.

to:

* Dae of DomainTnemrot ''Webcomic/DomainTnemrot'' can [[http://www.tnemrot.com/?p=59 do inner monologues and has a hatred for the rich]] after living a life of extreme poverty. It's only a matter of time.
31st Oct '17 12:42:56 PM darkemyst
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Voldemort at his return and Dumbledore on several occasions.

to:

* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Voldemort at his return in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' and Dumbledore on several occasions.occasions. Umbridge uses this whenever she can get away with it in ''Literature/OrderOfThePhoenix'' as a sign of her power over the school.
13th Oct '17 10:41:30 PM TravisLanceHawkins
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->''"For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is John Galt? This is John Galt speaking. I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who--''['''63 pages''' of pure speech later]''-- will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."''

to:

->''"For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is John Galt? This is John Galt speaking. I am the man who loves his life. I am the man who--''['''63 pages''' who--''['''[[http://www.galtse.cx 63 pages]]''' of pure speech later]''-- will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."''
13th Oct '17 11:02:20 AM MegaMarioMan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'': [[MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Cackletta]], ESPECIALLY in Part 2.

to:

* %%* ''FanFic/ClashOfTheElements'': [[MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Cackletta]], ESPECIALLY in Part 2.
3rd Oct '17 11:27:49 AM Augusto
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Happens when a character has started talking and just... won't... stop. Discussing and ranting for far longer than any normal person who's not a college sophomore would, they launch into well thought-out and outlined philosophical essays, complete with introductions and supporting points. Something any normal person might take ''weeks'' to write, rewrite, and organize before presenting, this character seemingly makes it up off the top of his head.

Not only is the length of the speech [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic generally unrealistic]] (provided that the scene is [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath not in court or during a speech, when it is usually acceptable]], or in a situation where [[HoldingTheFloor a character's only viable option is to stand up and just keep talking]]), the audience is amazingly quiet: never interrupting or leaving, and even remembering specific points during ''their'' speech. Bonus points if [[TalkingIsAFreeAction no real time has seemed to pass]] (for example, it is still before breakfast when the discussion has ended, when it easily took over an hour to read). In literature, this is indicative that the work was probably written in the Victorian era.

When the character is explaining the author's views, it's also an AuthorFilibuster. Compare SpeechCentricWork for works which feature a great amount of dialogue or monologue, and which may feature not just one but ''several'' of these. See also RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic. God help you if this overlaps with MotorMouth. When a character is filibustering for an in-universe reason, they are HoldingTheFloor. Usually becomes a WallOfText if used in a comic. Can be a FridgeLogic result of a story having an orally-based FramingDevice - 'Wait, is he still telling this tale to the guys round the campfire? [[BreakingTheFourthWall How did he pronounce the chapter breaks?]]'[[note]]One way would be that this would be a break for the storyteller/listeners to go to the bathroom, sleep, eat, etc., or that that was simply the amount of story told each evening--so the first campfire we see and the last are 30 chapters/days apart.[[/note]]

Often considered [[BadWritingIndex Bad Writing]], but [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Necessarily Bad]], and the opinion any specific reader has of any Character Filibuster is usually ([[DontShootTheMessage but not always]]) a product of [[ConfirmationBias whether or not the reader agrees with the point being made]], or if the point being made is petty enough to be funny.

to:

Happens This trope happens when a character has started talking and just... won't... stop. Discussing and ranting for far longer than any normal person who's not a college sophomore would, they launch into well thought-out and outlined philosophical essays, complete with introductions and supporting points. Something any normal person might take ''weeks'' to write, rewrite, and organize before presenting, this character seemingly makes it up off the top of his head.

Not only is the length of the speech [[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic generally unrealistic]] (provided that the scene is [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath [[HoldingTheFloor not in court or during a speech, when it is usually acceptable]], or in a situation where [[HoldingTheFloor [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath a character's only viable option is to stand up and just keep talking]]), the audience is amazingly quiet: never interrupting or leaving, and even remembering specific points during ''their'' speech. Bonus points if [[TalkingIsAFreeAction no real time has seemed to pass]] (for example, it is still before breakfast when the discussion has ended, when it easily took over an hour to read). In literature, this is indicative that the work was probably written in the Victorian era.

When the character is explaining the author's views, it's also an AuthorFilibuster. Compare SpeechCentricWork for works which feature a great amount of dialogue or monologue, and which may feature not just one but ''several'' of these. See also RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic. RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic and TalkingIsAFreeAction. And God help you if this trope overlaps with MotorMouth. When a character is filibustering for an in-universe reason, they are HoldingTheFloor. Usually becomes a WallOfText if used in a comic. Can be a FridgeLogic result of a story having an orally-based FramingDevice - 'Wait, is he still telling this tale to the guys round the campfire? [[BreakingTheFourthWall How did he pronounce the chapter breaks?]]'[[note]]One way would be that this would be a break for the storyteller/listeners to go to the bathroom, sleep, eat, etc., or that that was simply the amount of story told each evening--so the first campfire we see and the last are 30 chapters/days apart.[[/note]]

Often This trope is often considered [[BadWritingIndex Bad Writing]], but [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Necessarily Bad]], and not always]]. After alll, the opinion any specific reader has of any Character Filibuster is usually ([[DontShootTheMessage but not always]]) "usually" being the key word here]]) a product of [[ConfirmationBias whether or not the reader agrees with the point being made]], or if the point being made is petty enough to be funny.
3rd Oct '17 11:17:35 AM Augusto
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Often considered [[BadWritingIndex Bad Writing]], but [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Necessarily Bad]], and the opinion any specific reader has of any CharacterFilibuster is usually ([[DontShootTheMessage but not always]]) a product of [[ConfirmationBias whether or not the reader agrees with the point being made]], or if the point being made is petty enough to be funny.

to:

Often considered [[BadWritingIndex Bad Writing]], but [[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Necessarily Bad]], and the opinion any specific reader has of any CharacterFilibuster Character Filibuster is usually ([[DontShootTheMessage but not always]]) a product of [[ConfirmationBias whether or not the reader agrees with the point being made]], or if the point being made is petty enough to be funny.
10th Aug '17 9:23:59 AM RedScharlach
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used painfully straight by the Mexican political cartoonists ''Creator/{{Rius}}'' and ''El Fisgon'', using the characters [[GaryStu Gumaro]] and [[MarySue La Beba Toloache]] in their respective works, Rius actually lampshades it in one strip: On it, the [[BadCopIncompetentCop cops]] from [[CorruptBureaucrat Trastupijes]] go to Gumaro's house to ask him for help, [[TheAlcoholic Nopaltzin]] is the one who greets them and out of nowhere he starts talking about the "real" figure of Jesus, the cops puzzledly look each other and ask him why he is telling them that, Nopaltzin answers that it's because Gumaro made him memorize that, as a reprieve for getting drunk again.

to:

* Used painfully straight by the Mexican political cartoonists ''Creator/{{Rius}}'' and ''El Fisgon'', using the characters [[GaryStu Gumaro]] and [[MarySue La Beba Toloache]] in their respective works, works. Rius actually lampshades it in one strip: On it, the [[BadCopIncompetentCop cops]] from [[CorruptBureaucrat Trastupijes]] go to Gumaro's house to ask him for help, [[TheAlcoholic Nopaltzin]] is the one who greets them and out of nowhere he starts talking about the "real" figure of Jesus, the cops puzzledly look each other and ask him why he is telling them that, Nopaltzin answers that it's because Gumaro made him memorize that, as a reprieve for getting drunk again.



* Steve's legendary rants in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' on subjects such as cushions,locks on bathrooms and lesbian porn.
* One Japanese variety show once had a segment in which a couple of highschool students did a movie parody of Charlie's Angels. One of the students was so impressively good at this trope that at one point the camera (an industrial, movie-business type of camera, mind!) literally stopped working before he stopped.

to:

* Steve's legendary rants in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' on subjects such as cushions,locks cushions, locks on bathrooms bathroom doors, and lesbian porn.
* One Japanese variety show once had a segment in which a couple of highschool students did a movie parody of Charlie's Angels.''Charlie's Angels''. One of the students was so impressively good at this trope that at one point the camera (an industrial, movie-business type of camera, mind!) literally stopped working before he stopped.



* In an episode of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', a character played by guest star Patton Oswalt engages in a political filibuster that consists of him offering his thoughts for the plot of future ''Franchise/StarWars'' films- which basically consists of a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. While the speech was significantly shortened for the actual episode, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BBhNkywMJY full length version]] (that goes on for almost 9 minutes) was released on the internet prior to the episode, and went on to become somewhat memetic.

to:

* In an episode of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', a character played by guest star Patton Oswalt engages in a political filibuster that consists of him offering his thoughts for the plot of future ''Franchise/StarWars'' films- which basically consists of a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover with the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. While the speech was significantly shortened for the actual episode, a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BBhNkywMJY full length version]] (that (which goes on for almost 9 minutes) was released on the internet prior to the episode, and went on to become somewhat memetic.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - Britta proudly announces to the study group that she has a lesbian friend [[spoiler:actually a straight girl who thinks Britta is ''her'' lesbian friend]]. Everyone expects Pierce to make a comment - he tells them he has a prepared statement, pulls out a thick pile of notebook paper, full of writing on both sides, and starts in just as the opening titles roll.
-->'''Pierce''': [after titles]...and in summation, good luck, and ''Bon apetit.''

to:

* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - Britta proudly announces to the study group that she has a lesbian friend [[spoiler:actually a straight girl who thinks Britta is ''her'' lesbian friend]]. Everyone expects Pierce to make a comment - he tells them he has a prepared statement, pulls out a thick pile of notebook paper, full of writing on both sides, and starts in just as the opening titles roll.
-->'''Pierce''': [after titles]...and in summation, good luck, and ''Bon apetit.appetit.''



* In the zany British sitcom ''Series/{{The Goodies}}'' Tim Brooke-Taylor's self-titled character often goes off into bombastic rants about British greatness, accompanied by the soundtrack to Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance Number 1" ("Land of Hope and Glory" as it is better known).

to:

* In the zany British sitcom ''Series/{{The Goodies}}'' Tim Brooke-Taylor's self-titled character often goes off into bombastic rants about British greatness, accompanied by the soundtrack to Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance Number 1" ("Land of Hope and Glory" as it is better known).



** Extending on that - virtually any politician, really. Although Fiddy probably does hold a record or two, what with that certain seven-hour speech.

to:

** Extending on that - virtually any politician, really. Although Fiddy probably does hold a record or two, what with that certain notorious seven-hour speech.



* A formation of enlisted men is a captive audience some NCO's and officers just can't resist. There's probably also some "Let's see how long they can stand there" sadism behind it, but the content usually amounts to "See, I'm not such a bad guy!" or "I'm your worst hardass nightmare!"

to:

* A formation of enlisted men is a captive audience that some NCO's NCOs and officers just can't resist. There's probably also some "Let's see how long they can stand there" sadism behind it, but the content usually amounts to "See, I'm not such a bad guy!" or "I'm your worst hardass nightmare!"
7th Aug '17 11:09:48 AM DrFraud
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about environmentalism in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.

to:

* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about environmentalism in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.
30th Jun '17 2:14:22 PM DrFraud
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about recycling in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.

to:

* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about recycling environmentalism in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.
30th Jun '17 2:13:34 PM DrFraud
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Harry gets pretty bent out of shape about recycling in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4744052/chapters/11140367 Dream a Dream]]''. Afterwards Dean Thomas quips that he should get off of the soapbox.
-->'''Harry:''' They knew [plastic] didn't degrade and couldn't really be destroyed. It just breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces and it's there forever. They used to sell milk in reusable glass bottles. It cost them money to clean and sterilize them after every use, and they were heavier, you constantly had to worry about breakage. Plastic jugs can break, but it isn't guaranteed like with a glass one. Convenience was a big part of why they started making plastic in such quantities, but mostly it was greed. One-use plastic bottles--cheaper to make, they don't have to worry about sterilizing them so they can be reused--they make more profit on every sale. People used to bring their own basket or what not when they went shopping to hold their groceries. Start supplying cheap plastic bags at the market--if you're out and didn't bring your basket with you because you weren't planning to go shopping, but just remembered the last of your potatoes went bad and you need more for dinner tonight--it's no problem! The shop gives you a bag to carry them in! Sell them to every store on every continent and BOOM! Big money all around. Money. That's what it was all about. It was making them big bucks, so what did they care that the landfills started piling up--just cover it over and start a new one! That one filled up just as fast? Who cares? We're rolling in it. They saw a chance to make big money and didn't care how it would impact later generations, or the world or the animals or the ocean. So many products are made with petroleum too. I think I was told it was like, 6000 different things. The muggles are using it up like it isn't all going to vanish one day. It took millions, if not billions, of years to make all those oil reserves, and they're draining them dry like they're going out of style, again because of greed. Muggles keep trying to research renewable energy sources, but the oil barons keep blocking those initiatives when they can because they want the world to remain dependent on them and their products for as long as possible, because they're all filthy, filthy stinking rich because of it. They don't care if they leave the world a ruin, or if there's nothing but ruined dregs for their grandchildren, because they got theirs and to hell with anyone else.
This list shows the last 10 events of 416. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.CharacterFilibuster